Cast & Creative
Andrew Barth Feldman - Evan Hansen
Broadway debut! 2018 Roger Rees Award and National High School Musical Theatre Award (Jimmy Award) Winner. Grateful for everyone who taught me something, believed in me, and all of the overlap. Special thanks to Jamie Pillet and my superhero mother.
Gabrielle Carrubba - Zoe Murphy
Gabrielle is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! Regional: American Repertory Theater (Burn All Night), North Shore Music Theatre, and The Goodspeed Opera House’s Festival of New Musicals (Sweetwater). Education: The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to the DEH team, Tara Rubin Casting, CGF, Mom, Dad, and Olivia for their love and support.
Lisa Brescia - Heidi Hansen
On Broadway, Lisa has starred as Donna in Mamma Mia!, Elphaba in Wicked, Cleo in Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, Amneris in Aida, and Marion in Woman in White. Additional New York and regional credits: Roundabout’s Ordinary Days (Claire), Comedy of Tenors (Tatiana), Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Hamlet (Gertrude), August: Osage County (Ivy), Sister Play (Anna), The Will Rogers Follies (Betty), Victor Victoria (Victoria), Cabaret (Sally), Side Show (Violet), and Evita (Eva). Lisa is on the Acting faculty at Missouri State University and has her MFA in Classical Acting. Thanks to Liz Rosier and my husband, songwriter Craig Carnelia.
ANN SANDERS - Cynthia Murphy
Ann most recently appeared as Queen Iduna in Disney Theatricals’ Frozen. She has the honor of being the first Asian American performer to play Anna Leonowens in The King and I and Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. Other Broadway: If/Then with Idina Menzel (Cathy), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve) and Leap of Faith. Off-Broadway: Plenty with Rachel Weisz, The Public Theater; Falsettoland (Trina), Vineyard Theatre. International: Miss Saigon (Ellen). Regional: Allegiance with George Takei. Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall. TV: “Madam Secretary,” “New Amsterdam,” “Instinct,” “Elementary,” “Unforgettable,” “FBI.” Thanks to my husband and this extraordinary company. For Scott.
Alex Boniello - Connor Murphy
Broadway: V/O Moritz in Deaf West Theatre’s Tony nominated revival of Spring Awakening (Astaire nomination, Broadway.com Audience Choice nomination). Other theatre: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street (This American Life/BAM); Stilyagi (Vassar/NYSAF), Million Dollar Quartet (Papermill Playhouse);Cruel Intentions the Musical (LPR), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theater); Here’s Hoover! (Abrons Arts Center); I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center); and the national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. Select TV: Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” “Happyish,” “Welcome to Greenpoint,” “Saturday Night Live.” Film: Alt Space, Contest, Detachment. Thanks to SGM, Gersh, Mom and Dad, and April. For KJS.r.
Ivan Hernandez - Larry Murphy
Broadway: Billy Flynn in Chicago. Off Broadway and regional: The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Delacorte), Sal in The Capeman (Delacorte), Mitch in Yank! (York), Fred in Romantic Poetry (MTC), Joey in The Most Happy Fella (NY City Opera), Dr. Zhivago in Zhivago (La Jolla), Martin in Señor Discretion Himself (Arena Stage). TV: “Claws,” “Scandal,” “Devious Maids,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Crazy Ex- Girlfriend,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS,” “The Following,” “The Good Wife,” “Angie Tribeca.” Big thanks and love to my wife, Tine, and our girls Emma and Hannah!
Sky Lakota-Lynch - Jared Kleinman
Broadway debut! Off-Broadway/regional: Land of Broken Toys, Bigger Than Your Skin, Evil People. Workshops: A New Brain (Encores!), Sunday in the Park With George (City Center), Passing Strange (Wilma). TV/film: Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” “ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase” (2017), “Half Life” (NY Life), upcoming Plain Fiction, How They Got Over (IFFR 2018). Much love and thanks to The Talent House NY, JHA, Mom, Dad and Family! Neighborhood Playhouse & AMDA grad.
Samantha Williams - Alana Beck
Samantha Williams is making her Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen! She is currently a junior musical theatre major at Pace University. Her university credits include Dot in Sunday in the Park With George and Caroline in Caroline, or Change. Special thanks to her amazing mom for her endless support and love. This is for Julian, Dad, Mom and TEXAS.
Michael Lee Brown - Alternate Evan Hansen; u/s Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Michael Lee Brown is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut. Regional: Torch Song Trilogy (David, dir. Michael Kahn), Cinderella (Lionel). TV: “Happyish” (Showtime). A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Thanks to Dave/Shirley Grant Management team, Trapper, Badiene and Dan. Love to Mom, Dad, Abby, Robby, Ramona, Mommom and DaDa.
Roman Banks - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
From Shenandoah Conservatory, Roman is overjoyed to be making history with his Broadway debut in the company of Dear Evan Hansen. This opportunity is, in every essence of the phrase, a dream come true. He gives thanks to God, his family, his teachers, and his incredibly supportive friends. Philippians 4:13!
Dan Macke - U/S Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Dan is ecstatic to be making his official Broadway debut with the stellar DEH family! Prior to this, Dan shared the stage with Kristin Chenoweth in her limited engagement, My Love Letter to Broadway. Regional credits: A Christmas Carol (Ghostly Apparition) – Hartford Stage; Hello Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker) – Mac-Haydn Theatre; Peter and the Starcatcher (Prentiss) – Weathervane Theatre. Readings at Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals: ZM (Barnabas Young), Five Points (John Diamond). Soon-to-be graduate of the Hartt School, BFA Music Theatre. Endless love and thanks to his AMAZING faculty (Courtney – the callback), friends, and family. Mom and Dad, I simply wouldn’t be here without you – I LOVE YOU!
Asa Somers - Standby Larry Murphy
Broadway: Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Taboo, Dance of the Vampires, The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway/regional: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, The Burnt Part Boys, Once Around the Sun, Fly By Night (Dallas), Tallgrass Gothic (Louisville). TV: “Mr. Robot,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Unforgettable,” “White Collar,” “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl,” “Royal Pains,” “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Sopranos.” Yale graduate. www.asasomers.com
Josh Strobl - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Thrilled to be making his Broadway Debut! Attended the University of Michigan. Winner of the 2016 Jimmy Awards. Many thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, Sherry Kayne, the entire DEH family, and every teacher who helped on this journey. “Special shoutout to my family for always believing in me!” Strobljosh.com
Nicole Van Giesen - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Broadway: Fun Home, Cabaret (‘99 Revival at Studio 54), The Wild Party (LaChiusa/Wolfe). Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years. National Tours: Cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Regional: Cathy in The Last Five Years at PTC (Barrymore). TV: “Law and Order.” Big love to my kiddos.
Lorna Courtney - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Broadway debut! New York City native. 2016 YoungArts Finalist. Education: LaGuardia H.S & U-Mich Musical Theatre. Thankful for all the support from teachers, friends and family! Many thanks to the DEH team, Tara Rubin casting and ICM! IG:@llornacourtney lornacourtney.com
Kaitlyn Santa Juana - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Broadway Debut! Previously: original cast member of Dear Evan Hansen’s premiere international production in Toronto, Disney Cruise Line. Recent Graduate of AMDA. Sending love and gratitude to the DEH team, Tara Rubin Casting, teachers, friends and family back in Vancouver, Canada.
Jessica Bogart - u/s Cynthia Murphy, Heidi Hansen
Broadway: Oklahoma (Ado Annie), In My Life (Jen), Les Misérables (Éponine), A Funny Thing Happened… (Philia), Boeing-Boeing, Rent, Brief Encounter. NY: A Little Night Music (Petra, NYCO), Medea (Dircé) at Carnegie Hall. Regional: Apple Tree Theatre, Steppenwolf, Goodman, Williamstown, La Jolla, Yale Rep and many more. Big love to Matt, Easton and Tru.
Stephen Christopher Anthony - Evan Hansen
Stephen is honored to be sharing Evan with audiences across the country. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Evan u/s), Book of Mormon (Ensemble, McKinley u/s). National Tour: Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale Jr). NYC/Regional favorites: I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center, ft. Andrew Lippa and Kristin Chenoweth), York Theatre Honors Alan Menken (ft. Bernadette Peters), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hairspray, Carousel. Florida State University BM Music Theatre. Love to the DEH team, BRS/Gage, Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano, Mom, Dad, Ryan, Cameron. www.stephenchristopheranthony.com
Maggie McKenna - Zoe Murphy
Maggie McKenna is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production. Maggie made her professional theatre debut in 2017 as Muriel Heslop in the Sydney Theatre Company’s award-winning stage show, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Newcomer. Maggie began acting, singing and songwriting from a very young age, and at 11 she was the winner of the NAB/Mushroom Records National Songwriting competition. Maggie trained in many aspects of the arts throughout high school, and was cast in the 2014 Victorian ‘High School Spectacular’ as a lead performer & vocalist. After graduating high school, Maggie moved to Los Angeles to continue her training at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and graduated in 2016. Maggie’s television work includes the ABC TV drama series “The Doctor Blake Mysteries” in the featured guest role of Roslyn Kerr, and in 2015 she wrote and performed music parodies for the FOXTEL comedy series, “Open Slather.” Most recently, Maggie performed a cover of “Xanadu” as part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.
Jane Pfitsch - Heidi Hansen
Broadway: Angels in America (2018 Revival), Cabaret (2014 Revival), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2008 Revival) and Company (2007 Revival). Off-Broadway: Peer Gynt and Allegro at CSC, The 39 Steps (New World Stages), Pumpgirl (MTC). Regional credits include: The Huntington (IRNE Nominations), Barrington Stage Company, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Nomination), McCarter Theatre Center, San Jose Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, The Alley Theater, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Capital Repertory Theater, Virginia Stage Company. Film/TV: 27 Dresses and “Elementary.” Member of Ensemble Studio Theater. Brown/Trinity MFA Program.
Christiane Noll - Cynthia Murphy
Broadway/Tours: Elf (MSG); Chaplin (Drama Desk Nom); Ragtime – Kennedy Center Revival (Tony & Drama Desk Nom, Helen Hayes award); Urinetown (Ovation Award); The Mambo Kings (pre-Broadway); It Ain’t Nothin But The Blues; Jekyll & Hyde (FANY award); Grease; Miss Saigon; City of Angels; South Pacific (Australia/Thailand). TV/Film: “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “Law & Order SVU” (NBC), “The Sound of Music Live” (NBC), “The Good Fight” (CBS), The King & I (Animated – Singing Anna). Favorites: Next to Normal (CCC award); Snow Child (Arena Stage); October Sky; Follies (STL Circle award); 1776 Encores!; Beauty and the Beast; Mary Poppins; Closer than Ever (Off-Bway Alliance award); The King & I; The New Moon Encores!; Ace (Helen Hayes award nom); The Witches of Eastwick; Mack & Mabel (CCC Award); The Sound of Music (Salzburg Marionette Th.); Frankenstein; Little By Little; Little Shop of Horrors; The Baker’s Wife; Lizzie Borden; Into the Woods; The Student Prince; Carousel; and Lincoln Center “American Songbook Series” – Frank Loesser. Guests soloist with over 100 symphony orchestras around the world. Opera with Placido Domingo and Hollywood Bowl/O2 Arena with Julie Andrews. Solo Recordings: Christiane Noll – A Broadway Love Story, Live At The Westbank. The Gershwin Album, My Personal Property, Gifts-Live at 54 Below.
Marrick Smith - Connor Murphy
Marrick is an actor-musician from Staten Island, New York. Broadway: Fun Home (OBC); Off: Pretty Filthy, Wild Goose Dreams, The Underclassman. Film/TV: The Lennon Report; The Big Dogz. Music: The Entropy E.P., Pretty Filthy (original cast recording). Marrick is very excited and grateful to be joining this company.
John Hemphill - Larry Murphy
Broadway: School of Rock, Mamma Mia!. National Tour: Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time. Mamma Mia!. Off Broadway: Admissions (Lincoln Center) Film: David Fincher’s Zodiac. TV: “Billions,” “House of Cards”, “Mr. Robot,” “The Blacklist,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Castle,” “Show Me a Hero.” Special thanks to the Dear Evan Hansen Family, Tara Rubin, and especially to my parents and my beautiful wife Jenn.
Jared Goldsmith - Jared Kleinman
Jared is over the MOON to join the Dear Evan Hansen family and originate the role of Jared Kleinman on the National Tour. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jared attended Elon University where he earned his BFA in Music Theatre. But, don’t be fooled, Jared isn’t just an actor. Currently, he’s co-writing and developing an original musical: MAZKAPAN. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Kara, Adam, Abrams, every teacher, and bagels.
Phoebe Koyabe - Alana Beck
Phoebe was born in rural France and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut in the first national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Playing Alana in Dear Evan Hansen is a dream come true. She would like to thank all the people who believed in her and helped her along the way, her family, teachers, Jamie, Victoria and Sam at Abrams, Tara Rubin Casting, and the Evan Hansen Team.
Sam Primack - Evan Hansen Alternate
Phoenix, AZ native. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. National Tour: The Addams Family. Professional: Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre. 2017 Jimmy Award finalist. Thanks to Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano and the DEH team. Grateful for amazing friends, family and teachers.
Noah Kieserman - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Noah Kieserman is ecstatic to be part of the first national touring company of Dear Evan Hansen after graduating from the University of Michigan (B.F.A Musical Theater Program, Class of 2018). Regional: 1776, Newsies (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Grease, How To Succeed… (Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts). An avid writer as well, Noah’s musical theater compositions have been workshopped in Ann Arbor, DC, San Francisco, New York, Calgary, and Charlotte. He is also a proud recipient of the Actors’ Equity Association’s Alan Eisenberg Award. Noah would like to express his immense gratitude to Mom, Dad, Hunter, Harden Curtis, Central Perk, Owen, The Watkinsons, Kevin Kuchar, Musical Theater Center (MTC), and all of his outstanding professors at Michigan for their endless support. Go Blue!
Ciara Alyse Harris - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Ciara Alyse Harris is OVERJOYED to be making her First National Tour Debut! Ciara is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). She thanks HCKR, her family and friends for their never ending love and support, and God for reminding her to believe in the impossible!
Asher Muldoon - U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Professional debut! Thrilled to be a part of the DEH family. Lots of love to Nancy Carson, Kim Pedell, Kristen Caesar, Justin Reamy, and my Kidz Theater, Triangle, and real life families. Composer/Lyricist of The Butcher Boy, a new musical. Princeton 2021!
Coleen Sexton - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
DEH is a true dream come true for Coleen! She made her debut into the Broadway world at 19 where she played Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll and Hyde, which was filmed opposite David Hasselhoff. Most recently she had the honor of portraying Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow at Music Theater of Connecticut. Her last NY appearance was Off Broadway in Forever Dusty playing Dusty Springfield numerous times. National touring credits include Elphaba in Wicked, Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde, and various roles in Chicago as well! Other favorite roles include Donna in Mamma Mia, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Mona in Dames at Sea, Narrator in Joseph… and Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. TV credits include.. “Law and Order,” “Third Watch,” “As the World Turns,” and “Guiding Light.” Huge shout out to GBM!!! Love you Gregg Baker!!
Daniel Robert Sullivan - U/S Larry Murphy
Daniel has appeared more than 1000 times as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, performing with the Las Vegas, Toronto, & touring companies. He also appeared in the national tour of Motown the Musical. He’s the author of a theatrical memoir, Becoming a Jersey Boy, and an award-winning play, Prospect High: Brooklyn.
Kelsey Venter - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with Dear Evan Hansen. Regional credits include: Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Old Globe Theater. BA in Theater from SDSU, MFA American Conservatory Theater. All my love and gratitude to Mom & Dad, Beca & Tim, Gramps and the fam, and every one of my incredible friends and mentors for believing in me. www.kelseyventer.com
Maria Wirries - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Maria Wirries is a recent graduate from the musical theater program at Penn State. She most recently was seen in the Broadway revival workshop of Once on This Island. Other theater credits include: The Artist Series’ Hot and Cole; Penn State School of Theater’s Be More Chill, Sweet Charity, Hair, Titanic; and The Players Theater’s Master Class. She also performs solo cabarets and often collaborates with the Sarasota Orchestra on their Master Works series. Maria has a huge appreciation for new work and has performed newly commissioned pieces by composers and artists James Grant, Dick Hyman, Alex Rybeck, Sheridan Seyfried. This last fall at Penn State she participated in a commission project of a new theater piece written by Mike Reid and Sarah Schlesinger. As well as participating in the world premier of Love in Hate Nation, a Joe Iconis musical. Maria also writes her own songs that can be heard on her SoundCloud account.
SAM TUTTY - Evan Hansen
Sam is making his West End debut as the title role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Newly graduated from Italia Conti Academy, Sam has just finished his run in Once on This Island at the Southwark Playhouse as Daniel. Sam is thrilled to be a part of this production and cannot thank his family and friends enough for their infinite support and love.
LUCY ANDERSON - Zoe Murphy
Lucy is due to graduate from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2019.
Workshops: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (RUG/The Other Palace).
Television: Lara Godstone in “Doctors” (BBC).
DEAR EVAN HANSEN marks Lucy’s West End debut.
REBECCA McKINNIS - Heidi Hansen
Training: Mountview Academy.
Stage Credits: Margaret in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre); Christina in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre); Tina Ruston in A Small Family Business (National Theatre Olivier); u/s and Lauren in Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre); Les Misérables (25th Anniversary Tour); Teacher and u/s Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); u/s Jeanie in Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios); Susannah Townley in Three Hours After Marriage (Union Theatre); Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (Changeling Theatre Company); Lucy Lockett in Beggar’s Opera (Changeling Theatre Company); u/s and Donna/Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales); Virus/cover Kim and Big Sue in Taboo (UK Tour); Starting Here Starting Now (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Kitty in Charley’s Aunt (CMC).
Television Credits: “Sound of Music Live” (ITV); “Comedy Cuts” (ITV2).
Film credits: Beauty and the Beast (Disney).
LAUREN WARD - Cynthia Murphy
Theatre includes: Caroline Or Change (Chichester Theatre, Playhouse Theatre), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre & Courtyard Theatre, RSC), BatBoy The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), The Sound of Music (London Palladium), The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Camelot (Open Air, Regent’s Park), The Winter’s Tale and Pericles (RSC), The Vagina Monologues (Arts), Dubarry Was a Lady (part of the Lost Musicals season at Her Majesty’s) Johnny Johnson (Lost Musicals-Sadlers Wells) and the UK premiere of Elegies (Arts). US-Broadway: Matilda-Tony Nomination (Shubert), Follies (Belasco), 1776 (Gershwin), The Heiress and Carousel (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: The New Moon for City Center Encores!, Carousel in Concert with Hugh Jackman (Carnegie Hall), Time and Again (Manhattan Theatre Club), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Wise Guys (New York Theater Workshop), Jack’s Holiday and the title role in Violet at Playwrights Horizon, for which she received a Drama Desk nomination and a Drama League Award. US regional: Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Philadelphia), Rough Crossing (Hartford Stage Company), The Glass Menagerie and As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Colonial Theater), She Stoops to Conquer (Walnut Street), The Royal Family and Tartuffe (Utah Shakespeare).
Film and Television include: “Kiss Me First,” “Doctors,” The Last Days of the Lehman Brothers, “A Touch of Frost” and “Torchwood,” “Law and Order: SVU,” Joe Gould’s Secret and Story of Bad Boy in the USA and a regular role in the satirical comedy “Broken News.”
Radio includes: Little House on the Prairie.
Recordings include: Matilda (UK and US recordings), Violet (Original cast recording), The New Moon, Saturday Night, 1776 and Carousel.
Training: The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
DOUG COLLING - Connor Murphy
Doug trained at RADA.
Theatre credits include: Journey’s End, Broadway Bound, Assassins, Love and Information, The Tempest, The Country Wife, Women of Troy, Much Ado About Nothing (RADA), Blood Brothers (Theatre Royal Nelson NZ), Metamorphoses (Suter Theatre NZ).
Film credits include: All Is True, Kiwi Flyer, Deadpan.
RUPERT YOUNG - Larry Murphy
Rupert will soon be seen in a supporting role in feature film, The Secret Garden, opposite Colin Firth and Julie Walters. He is probably best known for portraying Sir Leon in the BBC drama series, “Merlin.” His extensive television work includes episodes of “Shameless,” “People Just Do Nothing,” “Doc Martin,” “Foyle’s War,” “Hotel Babylon,” “The White Queen,” “Doctor Who,” and numerous others. Other notable credits include a starring role in Dirty Filthy Love (a 2004 Television Film alongside Michael Sheen), and a performance in Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical High Society at the Old Vic, to high acclaim. Rupert has most recently performed in While The Sun Shines, for Bath Theatre Royal, and Gaslight, an ATG tour alongside Kara Tointon and Keith Allen and has recently starred as Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Kwame Kwei-Armah’s first show as artistic director of the Young Vic. https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/rupert-young
JACK LOXTON - Jared Kleinman
Jack Loxton starred in the role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Albert Narracott in War Horse, both for the National Theatre and in the West End. He was last on stage in A Room with a View at the Theatre Royal Bath. His television credits include “Vanity Fair” and “The Coroner.” On film he has been seen in The Sense of an Ending.
NICOLE RAQUEL DENNIS - Alana Beck
West End credits: Ensemble & Cover Nurse Norma in Waitress (Adelphi Theatre); 1st Cover/Played Effie White in Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre); Ensemble in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre, London).
Further stage credits include: Nicole Dennis Live at Zedel (London); Rafiki in Mickey and the Magician (Disneyland Paris).
Other Credits: Nicole was a semi-finalist on the “The Voice UK” 2019 (ITV) part of Team Jennifer Hudson.
Nicole is incredibly grateful to be part of such an important and beautiful show. She also would like to thank her family for their endless support and love. www.nicoledennis.co.uk
Represented by Michelle Blair Management.
MARCUS HARMAN - Evan Alternate; U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Marcus Harman’s theatre credits include Sunday in the Park with George and Parade for the National Youth Music Theatre at The Other Palace. DEAR EVAN HANSEN marks Marcus’ professional stage debut.
TRICIA ADELE-TURNER - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Tricia trained at Arts Educational, with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre.
Theatre Credits include: Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in The 39 Steps (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester); Sophie Perkins in Benidorm Live (UK Tour); Alternate Dusty in Dusty (UK Premiere Tour); Peggy in Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Gemma in Jackie The Musical (Ambassadors); Lady Jane in Carnaby Street The Musical (UK Tour); Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Teacher/Alternate Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Laura in All The Fun Of The Fair (Garrick Theatre); Donna Marie/Miss Jones in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre West End); Inner Voice in They’re Playing Our Song (Menier Chocolate Factory); Ensemble in A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Vocalist in Barbara Cook and Friends (Coliseum); Vocalist in Good Thing Going (Cadogan Hall in association with The Royal Philharmonic).
Workshop and Concert Credits include: An Evening of Dirty Dancing (Stage Acts Entertainment); Babs Barlow in Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Phil Willmott).
Recordings include: All the Fun of the Fair (David Essex); A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Step Inside Love (Jay Entertainment).
DAVID BREEDS - U/S Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
David grew up in Southend on Sea and attended CPA Studios 3 Year Acting Course on a full scholarship.
In his 3rd year of training, David was selected as a finalist for the Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of The Year award.
He was recently seen in the Original Cast of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s The Girls and has been part of various rehearsed readings and development workshops on new productions, to include the leading role in Gulliver’s Travels (with producers Andrew Jarrett and David Barber) and an upcoming play based on Lionel Bart’s life, written by Chris Bond.
HAYDN COX - U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Haydn is from Essex and is thrilled to be in the original London cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN which marks his West End debut. He recently toured the USA with GFD’s World of Musicals following a tour of Germany. On his return he released two singles “Prove Me Wrong” and “Just Let Me Know” both featured on “BBC Introducing.”
Recent Theatre and Television credits include Big Time, Theatre Royal Stratford, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, both at the Buxton Opera House and ADR for BBC “Silent Witness”.
Film credits include Toby’s Odyssey, Cinema Cannaregio, and original music for Esperanza and the Amnesiac currently in pre-production. Movie soundtrack credits include La Bugia Bianca and Il Migliore Del Monte.
Haydn trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire on a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship with a BA (Hons) degree in musical theatre and received the Directors’ Award of Excellence.
Haydn would like to give a big thank you to his agents Artlen House Associates, Jill Green Casting, and everyone at DEAR EVAN HANSEN for this amazing opportunity.
NATALIE KASSANGA - U/S Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck
Training – Stagecoach, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Northampton College (Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts Musical Theatre).
Theatre – Diana Ross in Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); Young Nala in The Lion King (Lyceum); original ensemble in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); ensemble in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour).
Television – “X Factor” Finalist 2015 as girl group member of Alien Uncovered.
HANNAH LINDSEY - U/S Cynthia Murphy, Heidi Hansen
Hannah trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Theatre credits include Caro (Alternate) in The House On Cold Hill (UK Tour), Nancy Sinatra for The Definitive Ratpack (UK & European Tours), Junior Soprano Lead in Fingask Follies (Fingask Castle), Martha Burelli in Ratpack Live in Las Vegas (UK/USA Tour) Esther in LuvEsther (UK Tour), Alice in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), and Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Hannah is thrilled to be making her West End debut as part of the DEAR EVAN HANSEN family.
MARK PEACHEY - U/S Larry Murphy
Trained: East 15 Acting School.
Theatre: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre), Moll Flanders (Colchester Mercury Theatre), Legally Blonde (National Tour), Richard III (Leicester Curve), Mamma Mia! (National Tour), A Streetcar Named Desire (Leicester Curve), The Lion King (National Tour), We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (National and International Tour), The Prince Of The Pagodas (Royal Opera House), Sleeping Beauty (Bournemouth Pavilion), Mr Stink (National Tour), The Comedy of Errors (Oddsocks), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (National Tour), Twelfth Night (Bloomsbury Theatre), The Gruffalo (Duchess, Criterion and National tour), Cinderella (Malvern Theatre), The Tempest (Young Shakespeare Company), Stuart Little (National Tour), Jack and The Beanstalk (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Plague of Innocence (Leicester Haymarket).
Television: “Hollyoaks” (Channel 4), “Books That Made Britain” (BBC), “Inside Out” (BBC).
Film: Cyberlante, Art is Dead, Capricious, One Minutes
COURTNEY STAPLETON - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Courtney graduated from Arts Educational. Theatre training includes Sasha Larkin in Soho Cinders, Grace Shinn in The Music Man, Marta in Company, Phyllis in Iolanthe and Frank’s Girlfriend in Catch Me If You Can.
Courtney made her stage debut in Mamma Mia! in the West End and has since appeared in Bat Out Of Hell (West End), Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables in the West End and Six The Musical at The Arts Theatre.
Courtney would like to thank her friends and family for the continued love and support and she is thrilled to be joining the cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN.
ALEX THOMAS-SMITH - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman
Alex trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London.
Theatre credits include: Toby/Michael in The Cereal Café (The Other Palace), Tink in Bat Out of Hell (Dominion Theatre), Ensemble/cover Smokey Robinson in Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre), Julian in the workshop of The Famous Five, Manfred in Sweet Charity (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith).
Television credits include: Series regular Bubs in “DIXI” (CBBC), “Shakespeare Live!” at the RSC and The Olivier Awards.
Recordings include: Melodies & Motion: The Songs of Stuart Matthew Price.
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JAMES WINTER - U/S Larry Murphy
Training: Guildford School of Acting (GSA).
Theatre: The Full Monty, Ethan Girard, The Key Theatre; Jersey Boys, Hank Majewski, cover Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, Prince Edward Theatre; Lucky Stiff, Harry Witherspoon, The Landor Theatre; Les Miserables, Claquesous, cover Bamatabois and the Bishop of Digne, Queens Theatre; Carnaby Street the Musical, Ensemble, cover Jude and Jack, UK Tour; Shrek the Musical, Pied Piper, cover Lord Farquaad and Shrek, Original UK & Ireland Tour; Jersey Boys, cover Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, UK & Ireland Tour.
Commercial: “Sainsbury’s Father’s Day Campaign,” Online.
Workshops: Moon Landing, Fido, Prince Edward; The Last Maharajah, Ensemble, The Wyndhams Theatre.
James is thrilled to be a part of the original cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End, and would like to thank his wife Anouska and son Teddy, and his parents and brother for their continued love and support.
Steven Levenson - Book Writer
Steven Levenson is the Tony Award winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin, Core Values, The Language of Trees, and Seven Minutes In Heaven. Honors include the Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, Drama Desk Nomination, Hull-Warriner Nomination, Lucille Lortel Nomination, and the Helen Hayes Award. A former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova and a member of the Roundabout Leadership Council, he worked for three seasons as a writer and producer on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova’s Play Group. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University, he is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. and the WGA.
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul - Words and Music
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are the Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriting team behind Dear Evan Hansen. Other Broadway: A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage; Obie, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle awards); Dogfight (Second Stage; Lucille Lortel Award and Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, London Evening Standard Award nominations). Regional: James and the Giant Peach (Seattle Children’s Theatre) and Edges (Capital Repertory Theatre). Film: La La Land (2017 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award), The Greatest Showman (2018 Academy Award Nomination, 2018 Golden Globe Award, and 2019 Grammy Award), Trolls, Aladdin. Upcoming film projects: Snow White. Television: A Christmas Story Live! (2018 Emmy Award nomination), Smash, The Flash. The Dear Evan Hansen Original Broadway Cast Recording received the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and The Greatest Showman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is certified Platinum in over a dozen countries, including Triple Platinum in the US, Australia, and Indonesia, Quadruple Platinum in Singapore, 5x Platinum in Korea, 6x Platinum in the UK, and 7x Platinum in Ireland. Additional honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, ASCAP Vanguard Award, Jonathan Larson Award. Both are graduates of the University of Michigan musical theatre program and currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Dramatists Guild Foundation. Justin thanks God, DEH cast and crew, Asher, Emmie, Sully and the whole family. Benj thanks family, friends, and everyone who has worked tirelessly to bring DEH to Broadway.
Michael Greif - Director
Broadway credits: Rent, Grey Gardens, Next to Normal (Tony noms.); Never Gonna Dance; If/Then. Recent work includes War Paint (Goodman Theatre); Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America (NY’s Signature Theatre); The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (Public); and The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet at The Public’s Delacorte Theater. Off-Broadway, he’s received Obie Awards for Machinal, Dogeaters (Public) and Rent (NYTW), and has directed new plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, MTC, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop and at Second Stage, where he directed Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown Theatre Festival (ten seasons), La Jolla Playhouse (AD, five seasons), Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center, Trinity Repertory Company. Mr. Greif holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego.
Danny Mefford - Choreographer
Broadway: Fun Home, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Bridges of Madison County. Other New York: Love’s Labour’s Lost; The Good Person of Szechwan; Much Ado About Nothing; Pump Boys and Dinettes for City Center Encores!; Melancholy Play; Dance Dance Revolution. Other: The Sound of Music (U.S. tour), Miss You Like Hell (La Jolla Playhouse). Directing: Becoming Liv Ullmann (NY Fringe), Wasted (Ars Nova), The Maids. Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire Award nominee for choreography. MFA from Brown University, BS from the University of Evansville.
Alex Lacamoire - Music Supervisor & Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire is a three-time Tony and three-time Grammy winner for his work on Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton and In the Heights. As music director, arranger and/or orchestrator: Annie (2011 B’way revival), Bring It On, The People in the Picture, 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy noms.), Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Wicked, Bat Boy, Godspell (2001 national tour). He is an Emmy-nominated nominated composer for “Sesame Street.” Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis, and to his wife, Ileana.
David Korins - Scenic Designer
Broadway: Hamilton (Tony nom.); War Paint; Misery; Motown; Vanya and Sonia…; Annie; Bring It On; Magic/Bird; An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin; Godspell; Chinglish; The Pee-wee Herman Show; Lombardi; Passing Strange; and Bridge and Tunnel. TV: “Grease: Live!” (Emmy Award). Concert: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Boccelli. Extensive Off-Broadway, regional theatre, hospitality, event and experience design. Dad: Stella and Vivian.
Peter Nigrini - Projection Designer
Broadway: An Act of God; The Heidi Chronicles; The Best Man; Fela!; 9 to 5. Elsewhere: The SpongeBob Musical (Chicago); Grounded and Here Lies Love (Public Theater); Far From Heaven (Playwrights); Notes From Underground (TFNA); Grace Jones Hurricane Tour; Don Giovanni (Santa Fe); Blind Date (Bill T. Jones). For Nature Theater of Oklahoma: No Dice and Life & Times (Burgtheater, Vienna). Currently: Amélie (Ahmanson Theatre), Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Rep), The Skin of Our Teeth (TFNA).
Emily Rebholz - Costume Designer
Broadway: Oh, Hello; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen, The Way We Get By (Second Stage), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre), The Tempest, Into The Woods (Shakespeare in the Park), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), and Yardbird (Apollo Theater). Recent Regional Theater and Opera: Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), La Boheme (Opera Theater of Saint Louis), Another Word For Beauty (The Goodman Theater), and Othello (Shakespeare DC). In New York her additional designs have been seen at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Lincoln Center, MCC, The Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick, The Women’s Project, and many more. MFA: Yale University. emilyrebholz.com
Japhy Weideman - Lighting Designer
Broadway: Bright Star, The Visit (Tony Nom), The Nance (Tony Nom), Of Mice and Men (Tony Nom), Airline Highway (Tony Nom), Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth (Drama Desk Nom), Cyrano de Bergerac, and The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public Theatre, NYTW, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, and The Vineyard. Opera: Don Giovanni, Life is a Dream (Santa Fe Opera); Manchurian Candidate, Doubt (Minnesota Opera). International: West End, Royal Shakespeare Co (Stratford), La Scala (Milan), Nederlands Opera (Amsterdam), Edinburgh International Festival.
Nevin Steinberg - Sound Designer
Recent Broadway: Bright Star, Hamilton, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (The Public Theater), The Landing (The Vineyard Theatre), Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). Nevin is the Audio Consultant for Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Over thirty Broadway productions as a former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, and In The Heights.
David Brian Brown - Hair Design
Broadway highlights: Frozen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), She Loves Me, The Curious Incident…, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, The Nance, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act; Arcadia, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Side Show, Steel Pier. Film/TV: “Peter Pan Live!” NBC, “The Sound of Music Live!” NBC, It’s Complicated, “Angels in America” (Emmy-nominated), To Wong Foo….
Ben Cohn - Musical Director
Broadway: Wicked (assistant conductor), The Woman in White, …Spelling Bee, Wonderful Town, In My Life. Pre-Broadway: The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Anastasia, Finding Neverland. MD for Clay Aiken, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street, Stephanie J. Block, BCEFA. Ben’s arrangements have been heard on TV, albums, concerts, theme parks and cruise lines. Ithaca and NYU grad. Love to Sean and Allister.
Tara Rubin Casting / Xavier Rubiano, C.S.A. - Casting Director
Selected Broadway: Falsettos; Miss Saigon; A Bronx Tale; Cats; Disaster!; School of Rock; Dr Zhivago; It Shoulda Been You; Gigi; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; Les Misérables; Mothers and Sons; Big Fish; The Heiress; How to Succeed..; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Spamalot; …Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys; The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Terms of Endearment; The Band’s Visit; Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse.
Judith Schoenfeld - Production Stage Manager - Broadway
Judith Schoenfeld has been a part of Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage in DC and here in New York at Second Stage.
Broadway: IF/THEN, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Productions at Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, Mabou Mines, and Classic Stage Company. Additional work Williamstown Theater Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. She is a graduate the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
David Lober - Production Stage Manager - Tour
Broadway: Groundhog Day, Matilda, Saturday Night Fever. Los Angeles: Henry IV with Tom Hanks, Wicked, The Lion King, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and The Ten Commandments. National tour: Million Dollar Quartet, Aida, Sunset Boulevard, and The Light in the Piazza. Love to Colleen and Phillip. Happy to be bringing this amazing show around the U.S.
Brendan M. Fay - Stage Manager - Broadway
Broadway: Paramour, Bright Star, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Notes from the Field (Second Stage), Dry Powder (The Public), Spamilton, The American Pilot (MTC), Forbidden Broadway, Mr. President. Tour: I Love You, You’re Perfect…; Forbidden Broadway/Hollywood. Major Regional: Gotta Dance, Jersey Boys, Princesses.
Michael Krug - Stage Manager - Tour
Michael Krug has worked in hundreds of theatres, on thousands of performances, seen by millions of people around the world. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” DFTBA.
Jonathan Warren - Associate Choreographer
Broadway/Tour includes Wicked, The Sound of Music, A Night with Janis Joplin, and Peter Pan. International: Wicked Mexico City (Asst. Dance Supervisor). Regional work at Goodspeed, A.C.T., The 5th Ave, The McCarter, The Marriott, and Music Theatre of Wichita. SDC Member. Love to James.
Adam Quinn - Associate Director
Broadway Debut. Associate/Assistant Director credits include: The Low Road (The Public Theater), Dear Evan Hansen and A Parallelogram (Second Stage Theatre), Beatsville (Asolo Rep), Paint Your Wagon, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent and First Date (5th Avenue Theatre), Elf and Once On This Island (Paper Mill Playhouse), Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Goodspeed Opera House) and Working (Broadway in Chicago). Endless thanks to Michael Greif, Paradigm and every teacher along the way. University of Michigan: BFA Directing 2015. www.adamquinn.net
Danny Sharron - Associate Director
Danny Sharron is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays. Recent directing: The Model American (Williamstown, world premiere). Associate: The Public Theater, MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe, Huntington. Fellowships: NYTW, Williamstown, Drama League. BA/BS University of Florida. Full credits: dannysharron.com
Danielle Buccino - Assistant Stage Manager - Broadway
Graduate of Wagner College. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, The Substance of Fire (Second Stage Theatre);The Select (The Sun Also Rises); Things of Dry Hours (NYTW). Many thanks to my friends and family for their continued love and support.
TRAVIS COXSON - Assistant Stage Manager - Tour
Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Choir Boy, The Iceman Cometh, Groundhog Day. Tour: The King and I (first national). Other: Dear Evan Hansen (Toronto), Roman Holiday (Golden Gate), MTC, Second Stage, Signature, Williamstown, Bucks County, Two River Theatre. Ithaca College Theatre Arts graduate.